Proverbs in 365 Devotions

Proverbs 3:16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

 

Bearing Gifts

Daniel Castor


Here we see wisdom carrying something. Wisdom is bringing with her great things. In one hand she has long life, in the other riches and honor. Wisdom is not only having knowledge, but knowing how to use it. We can clearly see how a person who has wisdom will also receive these things that wisdom brings. A wise person ought to live a long life because his wisdom should grant him the good sense not to live foolishly and come to his own ruin. A wise man will see the results of a situation before he makes a decision. And that man knows how to be discerning in all situations and will profit because of this. Whether it is in prolonging his life, making wise decisions that advance him in his finances, or being a man of honor because of his wisdom; we see that wisdom given from God always yields a blessing. May we all seek to be men of wisdom and not merely men who know what to do... but may we have the sense to carry it out.